The Festival of the Transfiguration, Year B
February 22, 2009
In the name of Jesus, the light and life of the world: Grace, Mercy, and Peace be to you. Amen.
It is a rite celebrated each December . . .
the annual bombardment of year-in-review news specials,
person of the year features in weekly news magazines,
and countdowns of top songs, movies, and television shows.
I remember how as kids we’d sit, with great anticipation each New Year’s Eve,
gathered around the stereo system in my dad’s house,
listening to the countdown of the year’s greatest hits,
wondering, hoping, crossing our fingers,
that our favorite song would end up at the top of the chart,
the last song on the list, the best song of the year, played at midnight.